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Destiny will fly you (and Titans, Hunters and Warlocks) to the moon

A revamped website for Destiny, Bungie's upcoming sci-fi shooter, has spilled the proverbial space-beans on player classes Titan, Hunter and Warlock. The new info also details the various enemies players will no doubt be 360-noscoping in the face, as well as locales where said leet skillz will be...

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Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor canceled, composer says

A proposed spiritual successor to Rare's Nintendo 64 platformer Banjo-Kazooie has been called off, series composer Grant Kirkhope confirmed in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" post this week. "The other guys actually had a secret meeting in a pub near Rare and we even got as far as having a character...

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Another World rated for current consoles, handhelds in Germany

Eric Chahi's classic side-scrolling adventure game Another World may soon see a re-release across multiple consoles and portable platforms, a recent USK ratings submission suggests. Another World (released on 16-bit consoles as Out of This World) transports players to a harsh alien planet where...

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Fan support could lead to SNES, GBA Remix

"If you build it, they will come" doesn't always apply to game development, as NES Remix director Koichi Hayashida recently illustrated. When asked about the possible inclusion of Super Nintendo, Game Boy or Game Boy Advance games in a future Remix game, Hayashida told IGN that "if there's a big...

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Download deluxe edition of Dragon Age: Inquisition, sit on a dragon skull throne

Now that everybody expects the Dragon Age: Inquisition in October, EA's seen fit to reveal what's in the game's Digital Deluxe Edition. The $70/£60 bundle features the RPG's digital soundtrack as well as a bunch of in-game goodies. That includes everything from a throne fashioned out of a...

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PS Plus Europe in May: Stick it to the Man, Puppeteer, Muramasa Rebirth

Stick it to the Man is the next PlayStation 4 offering for Plus subscribers in Europe, starting next week on April 30. The eccentric 2D adventure is due in North America on May 6, which perhaps suggests a later start for May's stateside batch of Plus, or possibly a different PS4 game. We will have...

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Rise Kujikawa confirmed to be playable in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Former teen idol Rise Kujikawa isn't staying idle in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, after Famitsu confirmed her as one of the game's playable fighters. The original Arena introduced the Persona 4 starlet as a non-playable announcer, but in the enhanced follow-up she's one of a bunch of new fighters...

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Lords of the Fallen trailer gets knocked down, but it gets up again

The new Lords of the Fallen trailer is a bit Groundhog Day, except with Bill Murray as an unwavering knight rather than an arrogant weatherman, and instead of reliving some local festivities, he's stuck in an endless loop of grueling, bloody duels to the death. Yup, we'd so watch that movie. As...

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Xbox One reaches Japan on September 4

The Xbox One launches in Japan on September 4, Microsoft announced this morning. The company didn't disclose a launch price or which launch titles to expect, but there are just over 40 confirmed Xbox One games for the country, including Titanfall, Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy 15 and Sunset...

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Warface exits beta, enters warzone on Xbox 360

As was previously announced, Crytek Kiev-developed FPS Warface officially launched on Xbox 360 today following its near one-month open beta phase. The game is free for all Xbox Live Gold subscribers to play, and features four soldier classes, playable in cooperative multiplayer raids as well as...

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Minecraft video demonstrates world customization update

Minecraft developer Mojang showed off one piece of the forthcoming update for the PC game in a new video today, which offers more options for world customization in the game. The video shows the game's 16 new terrain-modifying sliders, allowing players to manually set the foundation of their...

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Peggle 2 Windy fairy DLC gives a flying flock

Peggle 2 received a new master via downloadable content today named Windy, a spritely fairy that brings with her a special "Fairy Flock" power. Windy transforms blue pegs in the game into the score-boosting purple pegs and "simple shots" into ones that are bound to earn players additional...

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Humble Mobile Bundle 5 adds Enviro-Bear, R-Type, Paper Monsters

Humble Mobile Bundle 5 is now nine games strong with the addition of Enviro-Bear 2010, R-Type and Paper Monsters. These three games are locked under the "pay more than the average" tier, joining The Cave, The Room Two and Carcassonne. Available for any price you want are Bag It, R-Type 2 and...

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PSN Tuesday: Octodad, Cel Damage HD, Walking Dead

Happy PSN Tuesday! This week on PS4 we get Octodad: Dadliest Catch ($15), Putty Squad ($25) and Cel Damage HD ($10). Even though Octodad is a new indie game on a Sony console, it's not free for Plus members – and the developers at Young Horses put a lot of thought into that development. ...

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BlizzCon hordes invade Anaheim Nov. 7-8

"Steel thyself, O mortal realm of Anaheim," a blog post on Blizzard's official site reads, announcing the dates for BlizzCon 2014. On Friday, November 7 through Saturday, November 8, hordes of Blizzard fans will gather to celebrate all things [noun]Craft-related. Tickets for the event will go on...

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Next Fatal Frame to snap ghostly images on Wii U

The next entry in the Fatal Frame series will haunt Nintendo's Wii U console, according to a Famitsu report translated by Gematsu. Nintendo and Tecmo Koei recently announced the new game, though the two corporations offered no further information on this project. Instead, they used this...

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Soulcalibur: Lost Swords finds a home on PlayStation 3

Today marks the debut of Bandai Namco's Soulcalibur: Lost Swords, an attempt at transferring the free-to-play success of Tekken Revolution to the publisher's other big 3D fighting franchise. Like Tekken Revolution, Soulcalibur: Lost Swords is exclusive to the PlayStation 3 and can be downloaded...

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Bandai Namco bringing RPG Sword Art Online to NA Vitas this summer

Bandai Namco announced today that its PlayStation Vita action-RPG Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment will hit North American shores as a digital exclusive this summer. Launching in Japan this week, Sword Art Online merges dungeon-crawling gameplay with dating sim elements. The game offers an...

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Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 saves PacWorld later this year

First it was a game, then it was a cartoon, then it was a game, and now it's a game ... again! Don't worry about following that baffling pedigree, all you need to know is that Bandai Namco has announced Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and 3DS handheld. ...

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Next Ace Attorney delivers justice to 19th century Japan

A scan, reportedly lifted from the latest issue of Famitsu, reveals that the next entry in the fan-favorite Ace Attorney series will leave our modern era in favor of Japan's Meiji period. Not much is known of the new game, though according to a tweet from Ace Attorney fan site Court-Records.net,...

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Miegakure solves puzzles, breaks your brain in the 4th dimension

At first glance, Miegakure is just a simple puzzle-infused platformer with a crisp, colorful Japanese setting. That is, until you stumble upon its central mechanic. At the press of a button, the world seems to fold in on itself, collapsing and expanding like an accordion until a new, different...

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Introducing Joystiq Deals

Gaming, as we all know, is a fantastic hobby, but it's also an expensive one. Here at Joystiq, we follow sales with as much fervor as you do in the hopes of easing the strain on our wallets while still getting to play everything we want. Today, we're introducing Joystiq Deals, a site dedicated to...

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Batman: Arkham Origins DLC explores Mr. Freeze's origins

Curious how a supervillain settles on a life of ice-themed larceny, instead of say, crime devoted to penguins or calendars? Today's Cold, Cold Heart DLC for Batman: Arkham Origins offers answers to that bizarre query. Cold, Cold Heart focuses on Mr. Freeze, as he first encounters The Dark...

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Joystiq Streams: Blinded by Daylight [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

Daylight by Zombie Studios is full of lies! Just look at screenshots of that game. There is not an abundance of sunshine present. Indeed, darkness, creeping madness, and monsters seem to be the only things well-stocked in the recesses of Daylight. Doesn't matter! Who needs light anyway? Clear...

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Ace Combat Infinity boarding PS3s on May 27

Bandai Namco's free aerial fighter Ace Combat Infinity is set to lift off on May 27 for PS3. The next entry in the long-running Ace Combat series was first announced last year in July, and was listed as the first free-to-play game in the series one month later. The game includes a single-player...

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PS3 RPG Tales of Xillia 2 hits North America, Europe in August

Bandai Namco's PlayStation 3 RPG sequel Tales of Xillia 2 is headed stateside in August with a bonus-packed Collector's Edition in tow, the publisher announced today. The Tales of Xillia 2 Collector's Edition includes a figurine of the game's main character Ludger Kresnik, along with an art...

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Borderlands, Civilization 4 facing service interruptions due to GameSpy closure

With the impending closure of GameSpy online services on May 31, publisher 2K Games says players should expect a temporary outage of multiplayer modes for a number of its titles as it switches to a new online platform. The original Borderlands, Civilization 3 and Civilization 4, along with...

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Dark Souls 2 PC trailer collects cutscenes, foreshadows your demise

A better looking and performing version of Dark Souls 2 arrives for PC users on April 25. The latest trailer collects moments from the game's cutscenes, giving you a taste of all the areas you'll likely die in. ...

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Tekken, Soul Calibur teams let loose ancient fighters in Rise of Incarnates

Rise of Incarnates comes from Bandai Namco and the creators of the Soul Calibur and Tekken franchises – and it looks absolutely insane. Rise of Incarnates is a free, 2v2 fighter that takes place in real-life cities ravaged by massive cold fronts and geological shifts across the planet....

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Xbox Live Gold members get deals on NBA 2K14, NFS Rivals this week

Xbox Live Gold members can save some cash on NBA 2K14 and Need for Speed Rivals this week thanks to a series subscriber-exclusive price drops on Games on Demand downloads and associated add-on content. The Xbox One version of NBA 2K14 is $10 off this week, while the Xbox 360 edition gets a...

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Tesla Effect slinks back into the shadows for now, out May 7

Full-motion space quest Tesla Effect isn't touching down today as planned, after dev Big Finish Games decided to hold it back a couple of weeks for some finishing touches. The PC and Mac game's new release date is May 7, when it will come to GOG.com and Steam. Players can expect another...

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Mario Golf: World Tour irons out DLC plans, season pass

Nintendo revealed it's taking a swing at season passes with Mario Golf: World Tour, after it announced the 3DS game's DLC schedule today. The arcadey sim gets three packs across May and June, each offering two 18-hole courses and a new playable character. Admission to each one is priced...

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Putt-Putt, Spy Fox join Humongous Entertainment's Steam catalog

Putt-Putt Joins the Parade, Spy Fox in: Dry Cereal and other classic children's adventure games from publisher Humongous Entertainment are now available via Steam as part of a new partnership with Tommo and retrogame restoration group Night Dive Studios. Co-founded by The Secret of Monkey Island...

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Ragnarok Odyssey Ace treks to EU, AUS, NZ next week

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace brings its additions to Europe, Australia and New Zealand on April 30, and that Wednesday due date points towards a PS Store release [Update: GungHo confirmed to Joystiq it's PSN-only]. Ragnarok Odyssey Ace is the updated version of Game Arts' Vita action-RPG, and it brings...

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NES Remix 2 review: Once more, with feeling

Trial gauntlets like the NES Remix series have a tough balance to strike. They need to nail their core concept – in NES Remix's case, slicing classic games into brief, enjoyable challenges – but they also need to be compelling enough to keep players from saying "I wish I was playing the...

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Dragon Age: Inquisition begins October 7

The just released trailer for BioWare's Dragon Age: Inquisition marks it with an October 7 launch date. The clip also has the proper amount of epic exposition with seasoned gravitas, some gameplay and Varric Tethras from Dragon Age 2. Because if there's anything that needs to be brought over...

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Moebius: Empire Rising review: Elementary, oh dear

Moebius: Empire Rising is a game about history repeating itself, asking the player to investigate a string of people whose lives mirror those of famous, important figures throughout history. It's fitting that the story itself plays like a knock-off of previously written characters and storylines...

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Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call tunes in to the West this year

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call is marching towards North America [Update: and Europe!] later this year priced at $40, Square Enix confirmed today. The follow-up to the 2012 3DS rhythm game builds on the original by providing a total of 221 songs and more than 60 characters from the Final...

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UK Charts: Titanfall holds No.1 spot, 2014 FIFA World Cup debuts 2nd

It's been a while since British soccer fans have seen their nations associated with the words "World Cup" and anything even remotely approaching second place - that said, at least England can say it won the damn thing once. Enough ancient history: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is the...

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Titanfall is the $37 daily deal in Amazon's Gold Box today

Look high into the sky today and you'll see $37 copies of Titanfall, which are ejecting from Amazon Gold Boxes as per the retailer's daily deal. That price applies across all platforms - that includes the newly released Xbox 360 version - so if you've been tempted to mech time for Respawn's...

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Grid Autosport announced, bringing 'authentic' drives to PS3, Xbox 360, PC in June

Codemasters whisked off the sheet on Grid Autosport today, a new entry in the racer series that's swerving onto retail shelves as soon as June 24 in North America and June 27 in Europe. The UK studio unveiled the game for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, which are the same platforms Grid 2 was released on...

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Wasteland 2 gains Linux support on Steam Early Access

The beta version of Wasteland 2 is now available on Linux via Steam's Early Access program, developer InXile Entertainment announced. The sequel to the 1988 Interplay-created RPG first launched in alpha form in December. The project found success on Kickstarter in April 2012, raising $2.9 million...

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inSynch is a simplistic rhythm game built in stop motion

inSynch has something to do with music, but nothing to do with goodbyes or frosted tips – it's a rhythm game that allows players to compose their own songs or attempt to survive for as long as possible. It's simplistic and unique, with four shapes rolling down four concrete pathways,...

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MLG taps former Machinima exec Ryan Wyatt for VP of programming

Ryan "Fwiz" Wyatt has returned to Major League Gaming after serving as Machinima's head of live and eSports content for three years, GamesIndustry International reports. Wyatt will serve as VP of programming, meaning he'll be responsible for premium content on MLG.tv. During his previous run with...

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Simogo teases a smashing giant game that will probably never exist

Simogo, the kooky developer behind Year Walk and Device 6, probably won't be able to turn Brisby & Donnovan into a full game, and that's a shame. Before starting Simogo, Simon Flesser and Magnus "Gordon" Gardeback worked on Brisby & Donnovan at Southend Interactive, a studio that no...

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Revolutionary War platformer Children of Liberty hits Steam Early Access

Lantana Games' American Revolutionary War-era platformer Children of Liberty is out now on Steam Early Access, giving players a preliminary look at its stealth-focused gameplay. Children of Liberty puts players in control of a band of kids who join up with Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and the...

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Humble Store Sale: Kalypso games at 80 percent off for 80 hours

The Humble Store has teamed up with Kalypso to discount a slew of the publisher's titles for the next 80 hours (or so) as part of this week's special promotion. While you can save a few dollars off Kalypso's most recent releases – such as $5 off Tropico 5 – it's the company's back...

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Microsoft files for 'Screamride' trademark

Pay a visit to the United States Patent and Trademark Office website and you'll find an application recently filed by Microsoft for something called "Screamride," though what that title might refer to remains a mystery. While the application states that the mark is to be used for an "on-line...

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PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate HD free to PS+ members on April 22

PlayStation Plus subscribers with Vitas in hand, tomorrow is going to be Ultimate. Beginning April 22, PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate HD for the Vita will be added to the PlayStation Instant Game Collection. From developer Q-Games, PixelJunk Monsters is a tower defense game that originally launched...

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Assassin's Creed series tops 73 million in sales

Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series reached a total of 73 million in sales according to the publisher's corporate website, which lists its "worldwide best-selling franchises." Assassin's Creed, which has featured six releases in the main series since its 2007 debut and eight additional games on...

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Seven minutes of little-known facts about Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada considers Harvest Moon 64 the version closest to his initial image of the game, and the PlayStation edition, Harvest Moon: Back to Nature was supposed to be an updated remake of 64. Find out what else you don't know in these seven minutes of Did You Know...

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Pokemon invade the NBA thanks to one fan's mashup logos

You got your Pokemon in my basketball! No, you got your basketball in my Pokemon! However this mashup came about, we now have Pokemon-themed logos for all 32 NBA teams that are decidedly more adorable than the original designs. Far from an official creation, the 32 logos found in the gallery...

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Return to the castle, watch half an hour of Wolfenstein: The New Order

Bethesda is streaming bits of upcoming old-school shooter Wolfenstein: The New Order, and the publisher uploaded roughly the opening half-hour for your eyes to scrutinize. The game proper storms the world on May 20, coming to PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. [Image: Bethesda]...

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Monster Hunter 4G trailer plays in the sand

It'll be a long while before the next Monster Hunter game arrives in the West, so fans have plenty of time to gaze longingly at new trailers for upcoming games Capcom dishes out for Japan players. In this case, a new Monster Hunter 4G trailer emerged this week, putting the game's many beasts on...

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Newegg bundling $450 Xbox One with Titanfall, Forza 5 [update: now $500]

Update: At the time of writing Newegg had the bundle at $450, but it seems that time has gone and it's now $500. However, it still comes with both Titanfall and Forza bundled in. If you're searching for Easter Xbox One deals, you might want to try a Newegg hunt. A new $450 $500 deal chucks in...

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Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed getting buffed up on PS4 in Japan

The subtly christened Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed is coming to PS4 in Japan, but there's no word yet on North America getting a peep. XSEED previously announced it's bringing the game stateside this summer for PS3 and Vita, and we've reached out to see if we can expect the same for the PS4...

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Nate Wells departs Naughty Dog, joins The Unfinished Swan dev

Art director Nate Wells switched animalian employers by leaving Naughty Dog this month for independent studio Giant Sparrow. 2012 saw Giant Sparrow come to the fore with PS3 game The Unfnished Swan, and the Californian dev is working on an unannounced project. Formerly at Irrational Games for 13...

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Stiq Figures, April 7 - 13: Best opening numbers edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. If you're going to send me on a 30-plus hour adventure, you've gotta sell me on the time investment first. Creating an opening that compels players to press on is a challenge every development team...

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Minecraft grows a sweet tooth, turns into Candy Lan-uhh, Candycraft

If you don't celebrate Easter, you can still treat today like Candy Overload day! Once you start crashing from your sugar high, you can remain relatively immobile on the couch while crafting sweet desserts out of Minecraft's Candy Texture Pack, now available on XBLA for $1. [Image: Mojang] ...

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Treasures of Montezuma: Arena to match up PS Vitas in Europe

Match-three puzzlers are a comfort food of sorts - the rules change a bit with each game, sure, but the core concept is the same: match up colors and shapes for glory. You can use that mindset to approach Montezuma: Arena, a downloadable title announced for the Vita in Europe, but its RPG Story...

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MIT officer slain in Boston Marathon bombing remembered as gamer

MIT Police Officer Sean Collier was killed on April 18, 2013, his life allegedly taken by the suspected Boston Marathon bombers. Collier was memorialized by his classmates and colleagues as an exemplary officer, but longtime friend Brandon Kelly remembers him for his passion for video games and...

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Worms dev invites you to think inside the box with Schrodinger's Cat

In 1935, Erwin Schrodinger designed a thought experiment in which a feline trapped in a box could be said to be simultaneously alive and dead until it was observed as being one or the other (to be clear, the experiment was imaginary, so weep not for its nine lives); this experiment is now...

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The Flock plays a deadly game of 'Red Light, Green Light'

The childlike belief that prowling monsters can only survive in the dark is actually reality in The Flock's universe, which developer Vogelsap eventually plans to release on Steam. The multiplayer game initially assigns a uniform race to its competitors, converting them into large, swift,...

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Doctor Who: Legacy update may be difficult to Master

The first major update to Doctor Who: Legacy, the free-to-play iOS and Android puzzle game based on the BBC's sci-fi universe, will introduce longtime series villain The Master as well as a new Perk system, new Expert mode levels and new versions of The Doctor to play as. The Master will appear...

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Sales results of App Store's first Indie Game Showcase revealed

Trying to stand out in the App Store is no easy feat, considering the number of games competing for attention and the inevitable flood of clones inspired by any successful venture. Smaller studios that lack the advertising budget of companies like EA or Ubisoft have an especially challenging time...

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Cybernetic sports FPS Epigenesis gets new map, singleplayer mode

We're not sure at what exact point in time humanity will decide that sports could be spiced up with a few laser guns and death traps, but judging from years of pop culture, we know it's bound to happen. And when it does, you're going to want to be prepared. Thankfully, Epigenesis, a futuristic...

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Batman animated film based on Arkham series gets suicidal trailer

The DC Animated film based on the Batman: Arkham series of video games, which we initially reported on back in February, has been given its first trailer. The film will feature appearances from several Arkham series mainstays such as Joker and Harley Quinn, as well as the first Arkham universe...

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Weekly Webcomic Wrapup wants to know your favorite candy

This weekend is Easter, and you know what that means: family dinners, religious iconography, rabbits, rainbow-colored eggs, and more sugar-induced cavities than you can shake a chocolate-covered chunk of peanut butter at. It really is a smorgasbord with a little something for everyone. Me though,...

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Alien: Isolation dev diary breaks things to make them look better

Wondered how Alien: Isolation, a game being made in 2014 on modern computers can emulate its 1979 heritage? According to Creative Assembly's new dev diary, the secret lies in twisting cables and generally ruining perfectly good VHS tapes. Ah, the good ol' days of property destruction. [Image:...

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Cave Story coming to European 3DS eShop on May 1, Australia eventually

European 3DS owners are still waiting for 2D action adventurer Cave Story to reach their 3DS eShop? Oh no, oh no, oh no! Nah, just kidding, it'll be okay - Nicalis tweeted a May 1 release date for the European eShop this week, along with the above homage to a conceptually-terrifying drink mascot....

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Check out Magic 2015's list of card-contributing game developers

Magic the Gathering is arguably the most iconic trading card game out there, and when a game is played for more than two decades, its legacy is bound to pick up some notable fans. The upcoming Magic 2015's Core Set, due for release in July 18, reflects that truth, incorporating ideas contributed by...

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Nintendo joins National Park Foundation for the White House Easter Egg Roll

Nintendo will bring along its fitness-oriented games when it joins the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, in attending the White House Easter Egg Roll. This year's theme is "Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape," which means Nintendo bringing Wii Fit U and...

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Sniper Elite 3 will give UK satirist chance to snipe himself

When most people really, really like a game, they might display it prominently via posters, collectibles or even a stand for the game itself. When British satirist and former games journalist Charlie Brooker really likes a game - in this case, the Sniper Elite series - he gets invited to appear in...

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GOG.com adds enhanced Mac, language support to select games

Good Old Games added more titles to its Mac library this week, boosting its RPG selection with a few classic titles. Mac-compatible versions of Baldur's Gate: The Original Saga, Baldur's Gate 2 Complete, Icewind Dale Complete, Icewind Dale 2 Complete and Planescape: Torment are now available for...

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Skywind dev diary is a call to arms for would-be Morrowind heroes

Skywind, the mod to recreate The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind inside of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, is chugging along like a Siltstrider on its way to Seyda Neen - which, to those who may not be aware of what a Siltstrider is, means well. It's coming along well. The team behind the mod, calling...

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Danganronpa 2, Fairy Fencer F, Disgaea 4 dated for Vita in North America

North American Vita owners are going to be busy this fall, with two RPGs and a mystery-centered adventure on the way from NIS America. IGN reports that Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited will lead the effort on August 12, followed by the narrative-focused Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair on...

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Former LucasArts president now CEO at Dungeon Defenders dev

Darrell Rodriguez, who served as president of LucasArts between 2008 and 2010, will now lead Dungeon Defenders developer Trendy Entertainment as its CEO, the studio has announced. Rodriguez, who most recently served as Chief Creative Officer at casino game creator International Game Technology,...

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Zombies Monsters Robots closed beta coming to get you in May

Zombies, monsters, robots, oh May! You'll have the chance to kill 'em all next month, when En Masse Entertainment's Zombies Monsters Robots goes into closed beta. Along with PvP deathmatches, the beta will feature two additional modes: Kill Every Thing, a wave-based survival mode, and Assault,...

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Joystiq Weekly: NPD sales data, Trials: Fusion review, A Realm Reborn tips and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. It seems like there are two brands of Trials riders - those...

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Game Music Bundle 7: Journey, Broken Age, Luftrausers

Who needs AC/DC and Aerosmith for their gym workouts when you could listen to smooth grooves of video game soundtracks? The Game Music Bundle 7 from Loudr offers 17 albums of audio delights, including tunes from Austin Wintory (Journey, The Banner Saga), Peter McConnell (Broken Age, Hearthstone:...

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Tales of Hearts R coming West, stealing your heart winter 2014

Vita-owning JRPG fans, no need to eat your heart out: Namco's Tales of Hearts R is coming to the West this winter. The game, which is a remake of Tales of Hearts for the Nintendo DS featuring new content, was originally released in Japan in March of last year. Tales series producer Hideo Baba...

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Join The Golf Club on Steam Early Access, save 15 percent

Virtual golfers looking for an alternative to EA's simulation franchise can now take a swing at The Golf Club, a new golf game from developer HB Studios that just hit Steam Early Access. Though HB warns would-be players that The Golf Club is not yet complete - a caveat that should be attached to...

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Dog bites man, man clubs dog in Risen 3 CGI teaser

Attach a Sarah McLachlan song to this new Risen 3: Titan Lords teaser and suddenly that ferocious hellhound becomes a cuddly, misunderstood puppy, lost in a world of dark magic and knights who taste remarkably like snausages. [Image: Deep Silver]...

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TinyBuild kills JetGetters funding drive, despite surpassing goal

It's not uncommon for a developer to cancel a crowdfunding drive, but it's not often you see a project go dark after exceeding its funding goal - yet that's exactly what TinyBuild Games has done. Though JetGetters, an action game centering on the thrills of hijacking aircraft in flight, pulled...

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Everybody suspects Octodad: Dadliest Catch hits PS4 on April 22

Octodad: Dadliest Catch lands on PS4 on April 22 in North America and April 23 in Europe for $15 (€14 / £12). The game has had a good, flailing run on PC, Mac and Linux, selling more than 90,000 copies since its launch on January 30. Octodad on PS4 includes a bunch of updates and...

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WRUP: A good day to Bro

Okay, so we've definitely been on a Broforce kick, what with all that aggressive democracy and freedom. As was evident from our Joystiq Streams of the game earlier this week, we were having a blast bro'ing out. Don't let the comedic title turn you off – this game knows what it's doing and is...

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 caught in PS3 bundle's web

Sony announced a new PlayStation 3 bundle via Twitter today, boxing up the latest Spider-Man game with a 500 GB console. The $270 package is available for pre-order through Walmart and includes the Activision-published game The Amazing Spider-Man 2, as well as the The Amazing Spider-Man movie. The...

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Big Band, Skullgirls' first male character, joins the fight next week

Though Skullgirls Encore has always been defined by its distaff roster of pugilists, the 2D fighter is about to get a shot of gender equality in the form of Big Band. As his name makes plainly clear, Big Band is an oversized character who relies on musical instruments to beat down his...

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PlayStation 99-cent sale discounts Tokyo Jungle, Super Stardust, more

The PlayStation Network Store is hosting a flash sale for dozens of games this weekend, each discounted to 99 cents. The sale spans PS3, Vita and PSP games as well as both PS2 and PSOne Classics, such as the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon series. The sale features standout gems like...

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Get Even, Dead Synchronicity among 75 games Greenlit for Steam

Steam's Greenlight community gave 75 more games the thumbs-up for distribution on the PC platform this week, adding a few familiar titles to the mix. Among the games that can begin start selling on Steam is Get Even, a first-person shooter from Polish developer The Farm 51. Unlike other...

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Car combat comes to PlayStation next week in Cel Damage HD

Classic car-combat game Cel Damage will hit modern PlayStation platforms next Tuesday with the launch of Cel Damage HD, developer Finish Line Games announced today. Released alongside the original Xbox back in 2001, Cel Damage will return on the PlayStation 4, PS3, and PS Vita on April 22 as a...

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King crushes trademark dispute with Banner Saga, CandySwipe devs

Candy Crush Saga developer King settled trademark disputes with The Banner Saga developer Stoic Studio and CandySwipe developer Runsome Apps, according to updates from both studios. "Stoic is pleased to have come to an agreement with King regarding Stoic's The Banner Saga trademark, which...

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Sony Pictures registers BioShock movie domains

The on-again, off-again BioShock movie adaptation appears to be on the move again, as Sony Pictures has registered three domains seemingly related to the ethereal film. As Kotaku points out, Sony Pictures now holds the rights to bioshock-movie.com, bioshock-movie.net and bio-shock.net. None of...

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Housemarque might be teasing local multiplayer for Resogun

Developer Housemarque tweeted the above picture yesterday, likely hinting that a DLC co-op mode is in the works for its PlayStation 4 game, Resogun. Available at the PlayStation 4's launch last year, Resogun is a horizontally scrolling shoot-'em-up in the vein of the arcade classic Defender,...

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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition out now on Android

BioWare's classic PC role-playing game, Baldur's Gate, is now available for Android devices in an enhanced port developed by Beamdog studio division Overhaul Games. Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition adopted a variety of enhancements and new features during its transition to mobile platforms, and...

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Super Joystiq Podcast Special: Games for Change & Star Citizen interviews

The Super Joystiq Podcast specials just keep coming. Today, we have two interviews focusing on very different parts of the industry. First up, Anthony talks to Games for Change President and CEO Asi Burak, SoundSelf developer Robin Arnott, and Gigantic Mechanic's Gregory Trefry about the Games for...

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Atari, Human Head resume development of shooter Minimum

Atari has partnered with Prey developer Human Head to resurrect Minimum, a free-to-play online shooter presumed lost following the closure of its creator TimeGate Studios. Announced last year, Minimum is a third-person shooter with strategy and progression elements, featuring competitive...

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Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, Origins headed to PS Vita

Konami has announced plans to bring a horrifying duo to the Vita via the PlayStation Network. Silent Hill: Origins and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories are both planned for European release, with a date to be announced shortly. A press release from the publisher confirms the games will be...

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Final Fantasy 3 rated for PC in Germany

Square Enix is bringing Final Fantasy 3 to PC, according to a German classification for the game. The USK, Germany's entertainment software regulation body, published a rating for the game earlier this month with the platform PC attached to it. The organization rated the game USK 6, approving it...

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GameStop Easter Weekend sale offers 'Buy 2, Get 1 Free' on used games under $20

GameStop is celebrating spring with an Easter Weekend event, offering a "buy 2 get 1" on a select stock of used games. The promotion begins today at all GameStop retail locations across the United States and online. The deal comes with certain stipulations, however: only games priced under $20 are...

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